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587 W 300 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385-9213
p. 219-759-2561

Wheeler High School
in Valparaiso, IN

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Union Township School Corp
State Agency:
Indiana Department Of Education

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs29.3
Surrounding communityRural, Fringe Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Valparaiso, IN 46385-9213
Total Population33,435 (25,888 urban / 7,547 rural)
Households11,765 (2.83 people per house)
Median Household Income$61,216
Families9,377 (3.18 people per family)
Pop. — African American264
Pop. — Asian526
Pop. — Pacific Islander27
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native186
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)32,464
Pop. — Other409

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 39 7%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 16 3%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 55 10%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     17%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A66%
HispanicN/A99%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A69%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A53%
White Non-HispanicN/A76%
All Students>97%74%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 127 83.46%
GED Recipients     5.28%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Wheeler High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic10<1%12%
Hispanic28<5%6%
Asian / Pacific Islander11>2%1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native4N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic493>90%78%
 
9th Grade 4 4 2 116 126
10th Grade 1 8 1 3 142 155
11th Grade 3 10 5 1 124 143
12th Grade 2 6 3 111 122
Total 10 28 11 4 493 546

Union Township School Corp – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Wheeler High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides16.0<15%27%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors2.0<2%2%
Library / Media Specialist1.0<1%1%
Library / Media Support3.0>3%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)N/A1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)1.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total1.0<1%2%
District Admins2.0>2%1%
Dist. Admin/SpptN/A1%
School Admins5.0>5%4%
School Admin/Sppt11.0>10%9%
Other Support64.0>60%45%
  FTEs % of District % of State
PrekindergartenN/A1%
Kindergarten6.0>7%6%
Elementary42.0<47%47%
Secondary42.0>47%45%
UngradedN/A1%

Union Township School Corp Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools  $1
Textbooks$186,000>$110$74
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$1,855,000<$1,102$2,963
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $946
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $946
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$1,730,000<$1,027$2,971
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$6,000,000>$3,565$1,065
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$7,200,000>$4,278$1,441
Assets
 Sinking Fund$1,014,000>$602$228
 Bond Fund$371,000<$220$268
 Other Funds$7,621,000>$4,528$2,428
Total Revenues$16,582,000<$9,852$10,957
Total Expenses$16,197,000<$9,623$11,810

Union Township School Corp Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$4,249,000$8,204,625
Special Education Programs$60,000$1,482,147
Vocational Education Programs$223,000$319,259
Other Education Programs$68,000$235,983
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$4,981,000$2,231,000$10,872,575$5,502,336
Support Services
 Pupils$233,000$104,000$823,384$408,934
 Instructional Staff$100,000$44,000$441,660$230,269
 General Administration$147,000$66,000$298,854$142,370
 School Administration$545,000$245,000$1,121,519$566,029
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$406,000$182,000$1,131,328$575,362
 Student Transportation$517,000$231,000$756,744$383,831
 Business / Central / Other$327,000$147,000$436,684$221,042
Food Services$180,000$58,000$473,467$184,143
Total$7,437,000$3,308,000$16,113,226$7,979,049

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Union Township School Corp.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Pupils$345,000<$204$487
  Instructional Staff$158,000<$93$220
  General Administration$315,000<$187$233
  School Administration$805,000<$478$531
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,465,000<$870$973
  Student Transportation$916,000>$544$485
  Business / Central / Other$705,000>$418$332
  Non-Specified   
  Total$4,709,000<$2,797$3,239
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$559,000<$332$375
  Enterprise Operations   
  Other   
  Total$559,000<$332$375
 Instruction$7,337,000<$4,359$6,184
 Total$12,605,000<$7,489$9,791
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $25
 Adult Education  $32
 Other$2,000<$1$12
 Total$2,000<$1$43
Capital Outlay
 Construction$392,000<$232$428
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$435,000>$258$109
 Instructional Equipment$3,000<$1$16
 Other Equipment$7,000<$4$176
 Non-Specified Equipment$147,000<$87$139
 Total$984,000<$584$816
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's$1,658,000>$985$869
Payments to Other School Systems$554,000>$329$305
Debt Interest$394,000>$234$146
Total$16,197,000<$9,623$11,810

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Union Township School Corp.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$55,000<$32$158
  Children with Disabilities Idea  $1,551
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $27
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$3,000<$1$6
  Title V, Part A  $28
  Vocational and Tech Education  $22
  Bilingual Education   
  Child Nutrition Act$107,000<$63$153
  Other$28,000<$16$114
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $53
  Indian Education   
  Other  $51
 Non-Specified$28,000<$16$114
 Total$193,000<$114$1,039
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$6,235,000<$3,704$4,312
 Staff Improvement Programs$2,000<$1$5
 Special Education Programs$23,000<$13$31
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs  $18
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs$13,000<$7$8
 Vocational Education Programs  $12
 School Lunch Programs$9,000<$5$10
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs  $2
 Other Programs$213,000>$126$66
 Non-Specified   
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$900,000<$534$606
  Not Employee Benefits$14,000<$8$29
 Total$7,409,000<$4,402$5,048
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$7,346,000>$4,364$2,815
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $37
 From Other School Systems$7,000<$4$2,158
 From Cities and Counties$304,000>$180$94
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$155,000>$92$18
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$448,000>$266$213
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$172,000>$102$69
 District Activity Receipts  $21
 Students Fees, Non-Specified$72,000<$42$79
 Other Sales and Services   
 Interest Earnings$411,000>$244$135
 Miscellaneous$20,000<$11$368
 Total$8,980,000>$5,335$4,884
Total$16,582,000<$9,852$10,957

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